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Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Buddhist temple located in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most famous attractions in Kyoto and is a designated National Special Historic Site and National Special Landscape.

The temple is a two-story building covered in gold leaf, and its reflection on the pond in front of the temple creates a breathtaking image. The top floor of the temple is covered in gold and is considered the main attraction of the temple. The first floor is made of white stucco and the second floor is covered in gold leaf. The temple's walls are adorned with intricate carvings and paintings, and its gardens are considered some of the most beautiful in Kyoto.

Kinkakuji Temple was originally built as a residence for the retired emperor in the late 14th century. It became a Zen temple after the emperor's death, and has been a major tourist attraction since the Meiji era. It has undergone several restorations over the years, including after a fire in 1950 that destroyed much of the temple.